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Tuesday 26 July 2016


 Review: Michael Todd: Straight Jacket (2016)
Posted in: Books  26th July 2016
UK Attitude magazine editor Matthew Todd has written an excellent, thought-provoking look at how gay men live their lives in the contemporary United Kingdom. I may not agree with all of his conclusions, but...


 Meanwhile, in the Real World...
Posted in: Comment  26th July 2016
The US Democratic Party is holding its own national party convention in Philadelphia. And what a contrast from the Republican Party parade of the weird and wrathful it is.


 Less Than This
Posted in: Comment  25th July 2016


 ELASTIC HEART
Posted in: Features  25th July 2016
Alexander Lowë chats with visionary gay artist Joaquín Sánchez about his exploration of the past and his work that is now showing at the Auckland Art Gallery.


 Get writing - it’s competition time
Posted in: Features  23rd July 2016
There are two short story writing competitions currently calling for writers to submit work, here’s the lowdown on what you need to know.


 Brazil: Glamour and Gunfire
Posted in: Comment  23rd July 2016


 The search for a new AKL Pride Festival Director
Posted in: Events  22nd July 2016
The Auckland Pride Festival Board is on the hunt for a new Festival Director to join the team bringing you next year’s festival - have you got what it takes?


 Referendrone
Posted in: Comment  22nd July 2016
Opponents of marriage equality in New Zealand are strangely silent about the Australian marriage equality plebiscite. Why is this, and what brought on this change of mind?


 Blood on the crescent
Posted in: Comment  21st July 2016
Turkey is currently experiencing the aftermath of a coup attempt and reprisals by Islamist President Erdogan. How does Turkey treat its LGBTI inhabitants and how are they faring amidst the crackdown?


 Diversity and Inclusion in sport
Posted in: Our Communities  21st July 2016
The national sports bodies of New Zealand have come together to fight discrimination and encourage diversity and inclusion in sport. But what exactly have they pledged to do and when will we see action?


 Tatryanna Eden LaCroix on HLR30
Posted in: People  19th July 2016
Tatryanna Eden LaCroix gave a powerful speech at last Saturday's HLR30 Auckland Civic Reception.


 Beware Falling Elephants?
Posted in: Comment  18th July 2016
Not content with having selected clueless media celebrity demagogue Donald Trump as their presidential nominee, the US Republican Party seeks to add insult to injury when it comes to their manifesto, or, as it is called within US politics, "party platform.' It isn't pleasant reading.


 Power in Numbers
Posted in: People  18th July 2016
Rainbow MP, former Silver Fern and former Black Fern talks about homophobia in sport and the power in numbers.


 Peter Wall on Homosexual Law Reform
Posted in: Our Communities  16th July 2016
In a powerful speech delivered to last Saturday's HLR30 Auckland Civic Reception law reform leader Peter Wall reflects on some of the difficulties and ironies of the campaign.


 Behind the scenes of changemaking
Posted in: People  14th July 2016
Trans advocate, Lexie Matheson was called in to support 16-year-old Stefani Muollo-Gray who was recently denied the right to use the female bathrooms at her school. She sheds light on the process to make change.